Dense Vs. Light And Fluffy...

Baking By caked4life Updated 2 Nov 2011 , 3:47pm by costumeczar

caked4life Posted 1 Nov 2011 , 8:59pm
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Why are some cakes one and other cakes the other? Is it ingrediants, baking, or a combination?


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QTCakes1 Posted 1 Nov 2011 , 9:34pm
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A combination. I prefer denser cakes myself.

costumeczar Posted 1 Nov 2011 , 10:10pm
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Add mixing technique in there as a factor, too. Lots of cakes that are supposed to be light come out heavy and dense in the wrong hands icon_wink.gif

caked4life Posted 2 Nov 2011 , 3:00pm
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Does using butter vs. oil play a role?

costumeczar Posted 2 Nov 2011 , 3:47pm
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Oil cakes can tend to be heavier than butter cakes, more like a muffin if that makes sense. On the other hand, chiffon cakes are oil- based, so that isn't always true.

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